Posts in category "Trade Talk"

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point
If anyone still had any doubt whether or not to trade Matt Garza, or sign him to a long term deal, look no further than the first inning last night. The two homers he gave up sucked, sure.  But it was the thick-headed taffypull he had with that Francisco guy that should seal the deal... Read more »

Cubs trade Byrd, let's not stop there

Cubs trade Byrd, let's not stop there
Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune baseball bigfoot: Even though they tried to lower expectations heading into the season, it became clear the Cubs‘ new front office had no desire to tolerate their team losing six straight games and starting the season with a .214 winning percentage. This is wonderful news, to me.  First, let metake... Read more »

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs
 When possible, always deal from strength.  There are players on the current roster that, if traded, would accomplish more in terms of salary savings and providing opportunities to let promising young guys play.  If we could trade Marlon Byrd, for example, that would open up a starting role for Brett Jackson.  If we could trade... Read more »
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Disclaimer: all of these Cubs trade ideas are terrible.

This afternoon I had some exchanges on Twitter with @CubsDen (read him!) and @Carl9730 (follow him!) about the Cubs’ current roster. Carl asked if we thought the Cubs would add more pitching; John and I agreed that the 40-man is already pretty well set, so any change to the ML roster — pitching OR hitting — would... Read more »

A Soriano for Burnett swap makes sense to me.

Honestly, believe me when I say, nothing is more frustrating about the Cubs blogosphere than the suckers who pitch ludicrous ideas for nonsense trades. If I had a nickel for every time I read someone write, “GIVE THEM SORIANO AND ZAMBRANO FOR HEADLEY,” or some derivative of that thought, I swear to you I’d be... Read more »

Happy New Year! Here are your 2012 Cubs as of right now.

There’ve been a few moves, but for the most part it’s still not quite clear what next year’s Cubs will look like. The picture almost certainly won’t be any clearer until we figure out the fate of a certain Cub starting pitcher, and that is Matt Garza. Every Cub outlet in the universe has already... Read more »
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2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall
Since this is partly my blog, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  If you’re not Christian, okay, Happy Winter Solstice!  Christmas was set up to leverage the carryings on from an old pagan holiday, anyway.  Most biblical scholars believe Christ was born in June.  Whatevs, tis the season where many of us choose to... Read more »

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza
In the spirit of timeliness, let’s recap the previous season of the team’s tastiest trade bait, one Matt Garza. Recapping his numbers, he had a 10-10 record with a 3.32 ERA.  He left with leads several times, only to have them blown by the bullpen.  Many of those blown games were due to defensive lapses.  Also... Read more »

The Cubs and the Trade Deadline: What the hell?

It’s an understatement saying that the current management team in charge of the Chicago Cubs is unpopular among the team’s fan base. Some have been calling for Hendry’s head for years; many had had it once the Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva fiasco resolved itself. In the meantime I tend to consider myself an apologist. “Trading away... Read more »
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Jeff Baker now is Mark DeRosa then.

Jeff Baker now is Mark DeRosa then.
Last week I read on another Cubs blog (not to be confused with Another Cubs Blog) that Jeff Baker should not be traded. That he’s more valuable to this team than he would be anywhere else, that utility players are undervalued, and that he can continue to help this team win over the next few... Read more »